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Gennett grand slam lends “Hand” in Reds 10-3 win over Padres

August 10th, 2017 at 4:39 PM
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David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

Scooter Gennett came into this afternoon’s matinee with the San Diego Padres in a bit of a short slump. After carrying a .305 batting average through August 1st, he’d seen that average drop below the .300 mark for the first time since June 29th thanks to a recent 7-game stretch in which he hit just .148/.179/.185 and hadn’t homered since July 24th.

If this was his day to bust out of that slump, however, he did so in a big way. He came to the plate with the bases loaded in the seventh inning with the Reds down one and crushed a grand slam off Padres All-Star reliever Brad Hand, who it should be noted is A) left-handed, and B) hadn’t allowed a run since June 10th. Gennett finished the game 2-for-4, and providing the game-deciding hit will more than earn him today’s trophy.

Honorable mentions are due to electric rookie Luis Castillo, who was quality as all hell in six innings of three run baseball, Joey Votto, who extended his hit streak to 15 games with a homer that raised his total to 31 and three walks that raised his total to …

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Tags: Brad Hand, Brewers, Castillo, Eugenio Suarez, homer bailey, Jesse Winker, Jimmy Nelson, Joey Votto, Luis Castillo, Reds, san diego padres, Scooter Gennett, Tucker Barnhart, Tunes, Wil Myers, zack cozart

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